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After taking some time off from her duties to care for her health, the Queen will be attending the Remembrance Sunday ceremony at the Cenotaph.

Following a night spent in hospital, doctors ordered the monarch to be bedridden for three weeks.

It will be a chance to see the returning of pre-pandemic numbers, including military veterans and civilians.

Members of the royal family will also join the prime minister in placing a wreath at central London’s war memorial.

After last year’s coronavirus pandemic, Whitehall’s National Service of Remembrance will be back to its normal schedule. Only a few veterans were able to take part in the service.

There will be hundreds of military personnel lining up at the Cenotaph. Nearly 10,000 veterans will also march by the war memorial. Large crowds are expected to observe.

On Sunday, 11:00 GMT will observe a two minute silence to honor those who have died and fought in conflicts past. After having been reduced last year ceremonies will be performed at national war memorials all across the country.

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Buckingham Palace stated that it was the Queen’s intention to attend the wreath-laying event after she had missed several other events at Royal Albert Hall, such as the Festival of Remembrance on Saturday.

On 20 October, she spent the night in hospital undergoing preliminary testing.

As a youngster, the monarch is the head of the Armed Forces and holds great significance to the service.

While the Queen watches from her balcony, the Prince and Princess of Wales will place an honor wreath at the Cenotaph’s top steps.

Prince Charles celebrates his 72nd birthday Sunday. He has since 2017 placed the wreath in his mother’s name.

Boris Johnson will be among the wreathed leaders, as well as Sir Keir Starmer (Labour leader).

Johnson stated that it was an opportunity to gather together and remember all those who gave everything for our country.

Sir Keir declared that this was the right time to “reflect, take stock and recall those million of Commonwealth and British citizens who kept us safe by their service and sacrifice.”

The Chief of Defence Staff, General Sir Nick Carter will also lay a wreath. He said that it was an honor to do so in memory of all those who gave their lives for our country.

He declared: “They were killed to defend the freedom and open life we have today.”

Royal British Legion (RBL), an armied forces charity that holds its Poppy Appeal on Remembrance Sunday every year, announced this year’s march would feature hundreds of youth from the Scouts, Guides, Cadets and Cadets.

Bob Gamble (RBL Assistant Director) stated it was important that the “torch of Remembrance” is handed to younger generations.

21 LGBT+ veterans and the first openly gay officer serving in the British Armed Forces will join them.

Caroline Paige served 35 years in the Royal Air Force, as a navigator with fast jets and battle helicopters.

She said, “It’ll be amazing to see all veterans marching together for the first-time, keeping in mind that many were dismissed from service and it’s just such a nice to see them as a part of the military family.”

Remembrance Sunday: On Sunday, the Cenotaph on BBC One will air at 10:15 GMT.

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Source: BBC.com

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